Almond Joy Protein Shake
Well good morning, you lovely soul! What’s going on with you? I’m just over hear waking up extra early from being so sore. My workout yesterday made me feel like my forearms were going to explode. And as much as I weirdly like the pain after a workout, I’m not looking for swole forearms. Just not what I’m going for.
You guys…Christmas is NEXT WEEK!! What the hells bells? It came up so damn fast this year! I’m actually heading out today to shop for our white elephant gift exchange AND birthday shop for both my husband and best friend. Both of them have birthdays close to Christmas so they often are forgotten about. So today I’m trying to find the perfect gifts for the two of them. Fingers crossed I can be creative for once in my life.
But get this. My best friend decided she wanted to do a little 5k for her birthday. And since it’s so close to Christmas, it’s an ugly sweater run. They give you an ugly sweater and hand you some hot chocolate with kahlua at the end of the race. The thing is, the day of the race is suppose to be 7 degrees F here. SEVEN! I hate the cold and I hate running as my primary exercise. But I love my best friend and will do whatever she wants to do for her birthday. Even if she is trying to freeze all of her friends to death. So here’s hoping that she decides that brunch and stuffing her face with birthday cake sounds more appealing. COME ON, LAURA, BE NORMAL!
Oh yay, I get to see my brother in law soon!! He is coming in to town with his girlfriend and we are gonna do all sorts of family stuff! I can’t wait to squish his little face! He’s the absolute best and is a senior in college so it’s so fun to keep seeing him grow up every year! He’s almost out in the real world! So cool!!
Ok, that’s all I have to talk about today. Now go make this shake because it’s super easy and extra tasty!! Oh yeah, and PS – stay tuned for THREE holiday inspired recipes next week that you’ll definitely want to have at your holiday celebration!!
Almond Joy Protein Shake
- Yield: 2 1x
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 frozen bananas
- 2 scoops Primal Kitchen Chocolate Coconut Fuel
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cacao powder
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 cups almond milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread out sliced almonds and shredded coconut on a baking sheet and baking for 8-10 minutes, until coconut and almonds are slightly browned and fragrant.
- Place about 1/4 cup of the toasted almonds and coconut into a blender along with all the rest of the ingredients and blend until completely smooth.
- Use a little extra honey to line the rim of 2 glasses then dip the glasses into the extra almonds and coconut. Pour shake mixture evenly in 2 glasses then top with extra almonds and coconut!
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23 thoughts on “Almond Joy Protein Shake”
Omg I want to do an ugly sweater run SO BAD!! I’ll take your place! There are none in my area lol!
Looks like the perfect Arizona holiday treat, what are you doing make smoothies???? It’s too cold there for that l!
Ha! Saw this and thought of you
Just made your buffalo chicken chili today thinking it would last a few days not realizing my 20yr old college son was having friends over tonight. It’s all gone between the three of them! Making more tomorrow for me!! Thanks for all you do! You rock!!
Hey, be careful with the arm swelling. We see a fair share of post-crossfit rhabdomyolysis in the ER I work at. Make sure if you get worse, have N/V, or dark urine…get seen . Hey, not trying to be your mom or anything….just have your back…… 🙂
haha don’t worry, i don’t push myself that hard and i know my limits. 7 years of crossfit and i haven’t come close to that. but thanks for looking out for me!
Just made the almond joy smoothie for breakfast. Delicious! The almond extract does it for me! I love almond flavored food items! Its just the best!
yay! isn’t almond extract the best?
The shake looks delicious—can’t wait to make it! You have created so many wonderful recipes. Great website too! You are so inspiring! Keep up the awesomeness!
thank you for the support, cindy! glad you loved the recipe!
Will try the recipe in the morning
What kind of almond milk do you use? Thanks!
And thanks for doing that scarf tutorial a while back – I was one of the people who asked for it and it helped! I think I might actually have the same scarf (pretty close at least) and after watching the videos and finally wearing it right I get complimented on it all the time! Being 9+ months pregnant with no coats that fit and living in UPSNY I’m glad to have a cute and functional accessory!
i usually make my own! but if there is a clean brand, i’ll grab that! malk is a great brand!
slightly off topic. Not sure if my memory’s shot but either through an email or website, I thought I saw a chocolate smoothie recipe where you used Great Lakes
Gelatin Collagen Hydrolysate as one of the ingredients. Now after obtaining a can, I can’t find the recipe! Sup with that? Can u help?
email! probably my cookies and cream shake!
Bummmmer. Despite being a longtime subscriber, I seem to have mislaid the email. Does that mean I can never see the recipe again?? (Save us Paleomg!)
you should be able to find it in your inbox if you’ve been a subscriber for a long time!! if you receive my weekly emails, then you definitely would have received that one too (and you could always find it in your trash folder if you deleted it!
Luckily my cooking is better than my computer knowledge. Of course you’re exactly correct. Found it. Made it. Loved it. Thx.
yay!! glad you found it and loved it! one of my favorite shake recipes!
Everyone loves drinks that bring a balance between health and taste, and I feel that this almond joy protein drink is such a drink. Thank you for sharing the recipe can’t wait to try it.
Do you have a good protein powder you recommend that doesn’t have dairy, gluten or soy?
you can use collagen instead of protein powder!